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5:55 PM ET, November 11, 2011

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: We Continue to Investigate iPhone Battery Issues  —  Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update evidently addressed some, but not all of the battery issues troubling iPhone users.  In a statement issued moments ago, the company acknowledged there may still be a few problems that need troubleshooting.
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Jared Newman / PC World:
Apple's iPhone 4S Battery Troubles Now Joined By New Problems
Discussion: AllThingsD and GigaOM
Chris Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
Thousands Line Up for Hong Kong iPhone 4S Launch (video)
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Google Music ‘These Go to Eleven’ event announced for November 16th  —  We just got word from that Google is holding an event on November 16th, and our sources tell us it's going to be for Google Music.  The email came from Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel, in case the event's ‘These Go to Eleven’ name wasn't obvious.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iTunes Match libraries to be wiped tomorrow, November 12th as launch nears  —  Apple has informed beta users of the iTunes Match cloud library service that current libraries will be wiped once again ahead of the service's launch.  The wiping will occur tomorrow, November 12th at 10 AM Pacific time.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The SIM cards they are a shrinkin'.  Introducing the nano-SIM  —  A micro-SIM.  The nano-SIM is 30 percent smaller.  —  SIM cards, those tiny slivers of silicon that carry your identity inside a cell phone or connected device, are once again poised to get smaller as Giesecke & Devrient introduces the nano-SIM.
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Motorola Droid RAZR Teardown  —  The Droid RAZR is here, calling upon state-of-the-art space-saving technology, as well as a bit of nostalgia.  Claiming once again to have made the thinnest phone in the universe, the Droid RAZR touts impressive features packed into one package.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's US online store begins selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S: $649 and up  —  You can't expect to see one for “one to two weeks,” but those hellbent on holding out for an unlocked iPhone 4S here in the US of A can finally snag one without jetting off to Australia (among other places).
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kindle Fire Will Have Hulu Plus App, Too  —  When Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) announced the new Nook Tablet on Monday, it appeared to have an app-vantage over the Kindle Fire: Hulu Plus.  Now Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has announced that the Kindle Fire, too, will have Hulu Plus, and the ESPN (NYSE …
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Revue this: Logitech is done with Google TV after $100M loss  —  Hardware company Logitech won't be producing new or refreshed Google TV set-top boxes in the future, reports The Verge.  —  In December 2010, Logitech debuted the Logitech Revue, a streaming set-top box with Google's made-for-television Google TV operating system.
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Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
Dissed by Logitech, Google TV Soldiers On
Discussion: Computerworld and GigaOM
Wall Street Journal:
Citi to Sell EMI Units for $4.1 Billion  —  The protracted auction of EMI Group neared a conclusion Friday, with Citigroup Inc., owner of the storied British music company, selecting buyers for its publishing arm and recorded-music label—at a price that well exceeds many industry watchers' expectations.
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Nest and the Apple-ification of everything  —  The Nest burst onto the tech scene in the last few weeks, making waves unheard of for a product you'd never guess anyone would care about: the home thermostat.  But there's a reason the device sold out in 72 hours: the creator, Tony Fadell …
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
PARC scientist recalls Jobs' famous Xerox visits (video)  —  Summary: Hear about Steve Jobs' trips to Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, including the one where Jobs eyed the company's graphical user interface prototype — which ended up on Mac OS.  —  At a Churchill Club event in San Jose …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Sprint to Lock iPhone 4S SIMs Starting November 11th  —  Sprintfeed reports that Sprint will be SIM locking their iPhone 4S SIMs starting on November 11th. … The status of the Sprint iPhone 4S SIM slot has been the subject of some confusion.  One early report claimed that the Sprint iPhone 4S SIM slot would be ship unlocked.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Buy it now, for real: eBay to refer sales to nearby stores  —  A new feature in the RedLaser mobile app allows customers to buy items from local retailers before even going to the store.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—EBay knows that half of all Christmas shoppers miss its December 16 shipping deadline …
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
RIAA: Google Refused to Remove MP3 Download App  —  Google has refused requests to remove MP3 Music Download Pro, an extremely popular Android app which allows users to download copyrighted music onto their phones, according to the RIAA.  —  The app, which PCMag.com highlighted Thursday …
Discussion: Business Insider
Klint Finley / ServicesANGLE:
ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick Launches Stealth Social Media Startup  —  This morning ReadWriteWeb Vice President of Content Development Marshall Kirkpatrick announced that he is stepping back from full-time involvement at the popular tech blog and launching a new startup called Plexus …
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Telefonica loses $600 million in Q3, first loss in 9 years  —  Summary: Spanish and Latin American mobile giant Telefonica reports its first quarterly loss in 9 years, after heavy layoffs hit the company harder than it previously expected.  —  European phone giant Telefonica reported …
 
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Google Joins Kleiner Perkins' sFund As A Strategic Partner
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Zach Honig / Engadget:
Sony opens registration for PlayStation Suite SDK beta, lets devs build apps for Android and Vita
Bloomberg:
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Dan Frommer / SplatF:
How does Sony make money? Life insurance!
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
1% Of Nothing Launches To Get Startups Donating Equity
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Bloomberg:
Twitter Marketing Executive Pam Kramer Said to Depart After Brief Stint
Discussion: ClickZ and AllThingsD
Todd Haselton / BGR:
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